Everyone loves the nighttime
sparkle of the lit trees at Tavern-on-the-Green in Central Park,
but the residents of this 16-story cooperative apartment building
might be a bit blasť since the spectacle is virtually in
their front yard.
There is, of course, much
else to see from this prime parkfront site, such as the glories
of the midtown and Upper East Side skylines.
The handsome, 110-unit building
was erected in 1926 just before the Central Park West skyline
sprouted with its famed multi-towered apartment palazzi and this
building is sedate for such a prime site, but quite attractive.
Although it is a block north of the 65th Street park transverse
road and a block south of the entrance to Tavern-on-the-Green,
it is in the midst of considerable traffic, but its location also
offers proximity to the Lincoln Center district, one of the city's
most desirable because of both the cultural facilities and the
area's extensive prime retail.
The building, which has
a three-story stone base and a masonry facade with finials along
its top terrace, was converted to a cooperative in 1987. The building
has a doorman, an entrance marquee, and some balconies, but inconsistent
fenestration, no sundeck, no garage and no health club.